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Re: real life applications
Original poster: Ed Phillips <evp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
A small point. Someone (Marc Seifer? Apologies if wrong.)
found an article where Tesla, originally critical of van de Graaff
generators, said, roughly:
On second thought, should work, even be useful.
I wonder, sometimes, how many other 'chganges of mind' never
got reported as widely...
That's interesting because Harry Goldman reprinted an article on
VDG's written by Tesla in the 1930's in which he gave a good
analytical estimate of performance and I can't remember any scorn in
it. Somehow I'm surprised at the suggestion.